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Sociology BSc(Hons): Entry requirements

Entry requirements for 2017

Typical offer

Points:

  • Single honours: 112
  • Joint honours: 112–128 depending on combination

Units: To include two A-levels or equivalent

Subjects:

  • General Studies / Native Language accepted when one of three A-levels or equivalent.
  • Plus GCSE: English (grade A*–C or comparable numeric score under the newly reformed GCSE gradings required); Maths (grade A*–C or comparable numeric score under the newly reformed GCSE gradings required for some combinations). Key Skills Level 2/3 may be used in lieu of poor GCSEs, depending on combination.

Further requirements for specific combinations

  • Business: 112 points, with at least 72 points from two A-levels or equivalent; five GCSE subjects including (grade A–C or comparable numeric score under the newly reformed GCSE gradings required). General Studies and Native Languages accepted when one of three A-levels or equivalent.
  • Criminology: 112 points.
  • Economics (Applied): 112 points. GCSE Mathematics and English (grade A–C or comparable numeric score under the newly reformed GCSE gradings required).
  • English Language and Linguistics: 112 points. 32 points at A-level in English Language or a related subject. GCSE English (grade A–C or comparable numeric score under the newly reformed GCSE gradings required).
  • English Literature: 120 points including 40 points at A-level in English Literature, Literature and Language, Drama and Theatre Studies or a related subject. GCSE English A*–C or comparable numeric score under the newly reformed GCSE gradings required. 
  • International Relations: 112 points.
  • Media and Communication: 112 points. Students taking Media Studies A-level must achieve grade C or above.
  • Politics: 112 points.
  • Psychology: 120 points. GCSE Mathematics and English (grade A–C or comparable numeric score under the newly reformed GCSE gradings required); students taking Psychology A-level must achieve grade C or above. General Studies / Native Language accepted as one of four A-levels.
  • Television and New Broadcasting Media: 112 points.

Interviews

For most courses a decision will be made on the basis of your application form alone. However, for some courses, the selection process may include an interview – usually held between December and April for full-time students.

The interviews may be on a one-to-one basis, in a group or with your portfolio, and you may be given a task such as participating in a workshop, a short essay, questionnaire or translation to demonstrate your strengths in addition to any formal entry requirements.

Other entry routes 

We will consider a range of alternative qualifications or experience that are equivalent to the typical offer. Applications from international students with equivalent qualifications are welcome. Please contact us for details.

If you don't meet the above entry requirements our International Foundation Year can prepare you for entry progression onto this degree course.

English language requirements

All non-UK applicants must meet our English language requirement, which is Academic IELTS of 6.5 overall, with no element below 5.5. Make sure you read our full guidance about English language requirements, which includes details of other qualifications we consider.

Applicants who do not meet the English language requirements could be eligible to join our pre-sessional English language course.

Applicants from a recognised majority English speaking countries (MESCs) do not need to meet these requirements.

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